Colts owner Irsay pleads guilty to DUI; Spencer Ware arrested for DUI again

wareDUI remains a hot topic in the NFL.  Yesterday, there were two more stories:

From CNN:

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the NFL. Irsay also received one year probation and will continue treatment. He will also have to pay $368.50 in court costs.

Shortly thereafter, the NFL announced it was suspending Irsay for the Colts’ first six regular-season games. He was also fined $500,000 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy…

The suspension takes effect at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday. Irsay will not be allowed at the Colts’ facility, cannot attend practices or games and cannot represent the team at league meetings or league committee meetings or at any other team or league event. He is also barred from media interviews and can’t engage in social media regarding matters about the NFL or the Colts.

The $500,000 fine is the maximum allowed under league rules.

And from the Seattle Times:

Former Seahawk running back Spencer Ware was arrested on suspicion of DUI this morning in Maple Valley.

Court records show he was booked into jail in Kent at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The case has  been referred to the Maple Valley prosecutor’s office.

It is the second DUI arrest in nine months for Ware as he was also cited on Jan. 12. However, that case was dismissed in July after a judge ruled that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of DUI at the time he initiated the traffic stop. The judge suppressed all of the evidence gathered thereafter, including the BAC test, and dismissed the case.

Ware, a sixth-round pick in 2013 out of LSU, played in two games for the Seahawks last season before suffering an ankle injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. He was eventually placed on Injured Reserve.

Ware was released by the Seahawks on Saturday when the team cut its roster from 75 to the regular season maximum of 53. He has yet to be picked up by another team.

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